Lebanese journalist and politician Naufal Daou, a member of the March 14 Alliance, said in an August 5, 2019 interview on LDC TV (Lebanon) that Lebanon's political decision-making process is controlled undemocratically by Hizbullah, which he said represents Iran and its interests. He said that Hizbullah imposed itself on Lebanon by force, but that there is resistance to this among the Lebanese people, who he said oppose the current reality.
Naufal Daou: "The political decision-making [process] is held undemocratically by Hizbullah. Hizbullah has forced itself into power using its weapons, just as the Syrian occupation had forced itself on Lebanon using its weapons. This did not prevent the existence of resistance among the Lebanese, which prevented the Syrian occupation from swallowing the country entirely. Today, the Iranian occupation of Lebanon, which is manifest in Hizbullah's armed control of the country, Holds the political decision-making [process] and runs daily life here, but there is resistance on the part of the people, who oppose this."